Common useful applictions of Perl? (10)

1 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2012-01-07 00:13 ID:6xrC+DlV

I am currently teaching myself perl for web/cgi things. But what are other common or useful things that people often use perl for?

2 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2012-01-07 18:05 ID:lCRjMB9o

Nothing that I can think of. Most web stuff is done in PHP or ruby.

3 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2012-01-07 21:54 ID:l/weRgnQ

Perl was invented to replace awk and sed for shell scripts that parse the output of other shell scripts, so that's what it's best for. Eventually it became used for CGI, but it wasn't great for that, and was replaced with PHP which is sort of like Perl for the web with built in features like templates and SQL queries. Nowadays, Java, Python and Ruby have web frameworks which are replacing PHP. Perl is still useful for shell scripting but it being replaced by Python as the de-facto all-purpose scripting language.

4 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2012-01-08 09:14 ID:/jXCujNJ


is mostly if not absolutely correct

5 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2012-01-08 23:15 ID:Heaven

> was replaced with PHP which is sort of like Perl for the web with code/html mixing and lots of security vulnerabilities.


6 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2012-01-09 08:26 ID:Heaven

>>3 is completely incorrect and mostly harmful

7 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2012-01-10 06:17 ID:uyPS5dyb

Okay, cite sources, give reasons why.

8 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2012-01-14 19:09 ID:Heaven

Larry Wall.

9 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2012-01-17 00:04 ID:Heaven

>>7 should realise that >>3 should be the one providing citations since they made the stupid claim in the first place

10 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2012-09-20 14:40 ID:Heaven

Wakaba and Kareha, I think they're useful. Yeah, most of them can be found in CPAN.


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